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but jon but-off -- but speaker of the house john boehner congratulated the president while offering to work with president obama. >> if there is a mandate it is for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges we face as a nation. >> john boehner addressed the budget cuts to the pentagon and some programs that will begin next year. both republicans and democrats have said they will try to avoid those so-called fiscal cliff budget cuts at all costs. >>> the day after the election wall street took a beating. [ bell ] >> the white house is staying blue but stocks were in the red. the dow is down 312 to 12,932. its 81st worst day of the year. take a look. the dow lost 313 points today. the day after president obama was elected in 2008 it dropped 486 points. the market always doesn't move down following presidential elections. when bill clinton was reelected it rose 96 points. >>> voters approved a sales tax increase to fund county programs. it would raise $50 million each year for programs like the medical center and public health and welfare. san jose's minimum
involving david pet -- general david petraeus and general john allen. >> i have a guy who is in my backyard and he is not leaving if you can send somebody out. >> i don't know by any chance, because i am an honorary council general and i have -- >> that was a 911 call she made and has been howed by the news media after she revealed she exchanged e-mails with general john allen. it tons out she is an honorary member and that's not an official post an does not have any special privileges. and we will hear from the president when the president holds a new conference. the questions reporters will want the president to answer, that is coming up next. >>> and a news conference is scheduled about an hour from now. nancy pelosi will announce whether she will continue to hold her she had leader -- her leadership post. democrats gained less than half of the 25 seats they needed. if she gives up her post, she will continue serve as congresswoman of san francisco. >>> students in the university of california are set to have a protest. at the request of governor brown they have postponed a vet for gradu
jose and more rain. i will see you back here. >> thank you. ktvu's john fowler is live where the fast moving rain hit first. john? >> reporter: we are in a cool spot and clear spot. i can see stars. temperatures here 49 degrees. i want to look that lights of san francisco. you can see how clear it is. that means it will be cold. all day long we were watching rain showers through the bay area. >> series of showers pelted the bay area after yesterday's 70s. today cold and wet was a surprise. >> it just changed all of a sudden. crazy. >> reporter: do you like it? >> we need the rain. >> reporter: not these drivers who rashed on 101 this afternoon. the chp was urging drivers to slow down. traffic snarled on surface streets. rain caught drivers off guard. >> i don't think they know what they are doing. so many accidents. >> reporter: the change in weather came at a bad time for some. >> i have a cold. the rain doesn't agree with the cold. >> reporter: we found construction workers who say they got lucky. >> we got halved a day hof so we are -- half a day off so we are glad. >> reporter: ri
said one resident has so far filed a claim with the city. >>> john mcafee said he is in hiding, staying one step ahead of police that want to question him in a homicide case. the software pioneer tells associated press he thinks the police anti-gang unit wants to kill him. he said he is changing locations and phones frequently to evade investigators. he is considered a person of interest in a fatal shooting of a neighbor on an island in belize. >> >> the man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her friend on the bridge three years ago made an odd request in the penalty phase of his child. he told jurors they should flip a coin to decide whether or not to give him the death penalty or give him life in prison. he was convicted last week. he was a toll taker and everett was a golden gate transit bus driver. >> >> we have new developments in a hit and run incident in san francisco -- ktvu has learned a daily city woman is under arrest. she surrendered last night short shortly after seeing our story. this is a picture of garrett gibson's bike, which was recovered. gibson told us he suf
on congress they need to avoid the so called fiscal cliff out this year and house speaker house speaker john boehner -- house speaker john boehner seems to be offering the first olive branch. >> reporter: they brought some defeat for republicans and they need to keep it inside the house and now he is tolling do -- willing to do a little more deal making with president barack obama. house speaker john boehner suggested for the first time a framework to avoid massive spending cuts and tax increases which kick in, in less than two months if congress does not act. >> they are willing to accept some additional revenues via tax reform. >> they have insisted they are willing to okay some tax increases on wealthier americans to avoid the fiscal cliff, and now the president is having his first presidential briefing at the white house this morning and there is some speculation today he could hold a news conference today. reporting live, allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> sad story, a student oakland has died in a fatal atv crash. he apparently hit a tree near corvallis. he was visiting fr
-ranking official. john allen is now being investigated for reportedly exchanging inappropriate e- mails reportedly tied to the scandal, jill kelley. there are 25,000 to 30,000 e- mails between the general and woman. overnight a spokesperson for leon panetta said general allen told pentagon officials he had done nothing wrong. >> the secretary directed that the matter be referred to the inspector general of the department of defense for investigation. it's now in the hands of the department of the investigate general. >> general allen is in washington right now. he was supposed to hear at a confirmation hearing to be the commander of american forces in europe. but that meeting is now on hold. >>> 7:07. today at the white house, president obama meets with labor leaders to discuss ways to avoid the fiscal cliff. coming up at 7:5, the president's vatgy on getting -- the president's strategy on getting this fixed. >>> sal, you've had your hands full this morning. >> yeah, things are finally beginning to settle a lot bit, dave and tori. yeah, we had a couple of early problems that made the commute rough
. >>> john boehner has scheduled a news conference this morning. his will begin at 8:00 and is expected to outline the republican position on avoiding the fiscal cliff. he says he is the most reasonable guy in washington and believes he can find common ground with the president. >> i'm really proud. [cheering and applause] >> president obama got a little emotional wiping away tears as he thanked his campaign staff and volunteers at the chicago headquarters the day after winning the election, the president's campaign released this video. >>> 7 navy sales accused of leaking classified information are in hot water. military officials say the seal has provided secret information to the makers of one of the hottest video games, the punishment handed down and the local connection to the story coming up at 4:45. >>> drivers will have to stay patient going through what many call the worst interchange, the 280/880 interchange, they will add another the route into valley fair from 880 and there will be a flyover ramp, the $62 million project should be finished by early 2015. >>> 4:37 is the time.
-ranking official. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen, is under investigation now for possible inappropriate communication with jill kelley. she's also linked to the petraeus sex scandal. the fbi says that 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails are under review. allen's nomination to head is now on hold. however, a pentagon spokesperson says he will remained in -- remain in afghanistan for now. >> the secretary has asked the president and the president has agreed to put his nomination on hold until the relevant facts are determined. >> kelley claims she received threatening e-mails from general petraeus' mistress, paula broadwell, which triggered this investigation. overnight, allen told pentagon officials that he had done nothing wrong. >>> tonight, the morago school board is expected to vote on revisions to the district's policy on child abuse prevention and reporting. school board trustees will discuss a lawsuit filed by the former joaquin intermediate student who said she was abused. she's suing the district and former administrators alleging they ignored her claims
tech pioneer john mcafee said he is innocent in the shooting of a neighbor in the island of belize. police are calling mcafee a suspect. he left the software company he sold in 1994. it was later sold to intel. >>> one of two suspects accused of kidnapping a woman last week. the men took her to several atms to withdraw cash using her card where these photos were snapped. this man went by the name aubrey. the other man went by the name david. the 57-year-old victim said the man grabbed her last wednesday night. they finally let her go in the oakland hills. >> san francisco police today announced the arrest of four men on child pornography charges. investigators say more than 100 officers from 23 agencies took part in the bust. police arrested four men in san francisco today. they are identified as 25-year- old alexis young wayne, jaime rodriguez, juan martinez and 28- year-old guillermo escandon. >>> omni berra is a candidate from the seventh district. he is leading by roughly 700 votes. he is attending as a potential new congressman. he is up against dan lundgren who is chairing th
yet another high ranking official. general john allan, the top commander is now under investigation for reportedly exchanging inappropriate e- mails with a woman linked to the general david petraeus scandal. the defense department official said there are 20,000 pages of e-mails between them. they didn't say if they were sexual in nature. now overnight a spokesperson for the defense secretary, leon panetta said general allan had done nothing wrong. >> the secretary directed that the matter be directed to the department of defense for investigation and it is now in the hands of the inspector general. >> general allan right now is in washington d.c. and was supposed to appear to be at a hearing for the commander forces that hearing has now been on hold. it is the latest fall out stemming from our ktvu investigation which uncovered questionable spending here is more. good morning allie. >> reporter: we are at jack london square and as you mentioned, omar benjamin announced his resignation yesterday and in that letter he explains he is stepping down because of questionable expense reimbu
and some worried it would drop further as 800 million shares were own by workers. >>> john mcafee is still fearing for his life. >> who he claims is tar getting him and why he still says he is not guilty of murder. >>> plus a familiar site in the bay area skies... don't forget you can wake up with ktvu channel 2 morning news every morning it will be sent straight to your cell phone. go the your wake-up call by texting the word wake up to 70123. mary gonzales had a cold, she also has asthma. so she sees her allergist who has a receptionist susan, who sees that she's due for a mammogram. mary has one that day. that's when she finds out she has a tumor. she has a successful surgery and because her health provider has an amazing connected system, she has her life. i don't know what you have but i have kaiser permanente. kaiser permanente. thrive . >>> look at that, i know you have seen that, it is now being ground. it is taking people sight seeing since 2008 but the company air ship ventures says it has been grounded because of the recession. a worldwide helium shortage and the lack of a long
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is expected to give congress about how to avoid that so-called fiscal cliff. also this morning, john boehner will be holding his own news conference. that one is at 8:00. he's expected to sell us the republican position about avoiding that cliff. boehner said he's "the most reasonable guy in washington." he believes he can find common ground with the president. >>> 7:04. they are still counting votes in florida from tuesday's election. but mitt romney's top campaign official in florida now says president obama will win the state. president obama leads romney in florida. the romney campaign in florida says it only expects the president's lead in the state to grow as more ballots are counted. president obama won the election even without florida's 29 electoral college votes. >>> schools are scrambling to readjust their budgets after the passing of the proposition in california. schools will receive $14 billion more over the next four years than they would have if the measure had failed. high-earning californians may have to recalculate their budgets. under prop 30, people making more than $250
for john mcafee in connection with the fatal shooting of his neighbor in belize. he was killed saturday night. there are reports that after the sale of his company for $ 100 million, mcafee moved to belize, where his life turned to guns, drugs, prostitution and violence. >>> united parcel service is no longer making donations to the boy scouts due to its antigay policies. the move follows an online petition protesting the gaunts which attracted 80,000 signatures. they gave $150,000 to the boy scouts in 2010. >>> investigators are still looking into the cause of a deadly indianapolis gas explosion while the homeowner is wondering if a faulty furnace is to blame. two people died in this blast which sparked a fire and shook homes up to three miles away. the owner said his daughter told him last week about a problem with the furnace. she lived at the house with her mother. neither were home at the time of the explosion. >>> syria's civil war spilled into israel today. a mortar fire landed there. and tanks fired back. they reported no damage, but israel says it will not tolerate weapon fire
this might sound like a soap opera, this is a security worry. general john allen a commandser in afghanistan is now involved in the scandal. >> i understand protecting people, i don't understand doing it in a cloud of secrecy. >> reporter: feinstein and others in congress want to know why they had to learn from news reports about the fbi investigation of the cia director. >> there are questions about timing of just as a tradition to notify congress before we see it on tv. if it involves national security though that's a different story. >> reporter: even the white house wasn't told until after the election. >> one of his top people is subject to compromise. >> what's surprising about the petraeus incident is in some ways his mr. clean imagine which was eroded. >> reporter: jack sintrine knows this is hardly the first time a powerful washington figure has been involved in a sex scandal. but few have been so far reaching stretching from washington to central command in florida to afghanistan. >> how do all of these things sort of accumulate and add to public cynicism and public mistrust of lea
police want to talk to john macphee. >>> why you may not see some at worked to. >>> and good morning, the commute will be a lot different today than it was yesterday. . >>> welcome back, an autopsy can be performed today after a woman was taking out her trash yesterday and discovered joshua press. they say the woman knew perez and he stayed at her home from time to time. police said there was no obvious sign on his body but alcohol may have been a sign of his death. >>> and his pickup truck crashed into marin county it happened 5:45 last night. witnesses tell the police the driver was weaving before he hit the water. the dive team pulled the man from the water but they were not able to resuscitate him. they are not releasing the man's name until his family has been notified. >>> the driver of a "b" mw crashed into a big-rig and the truck crashed into a trailer. they suffered only minor injuries but the crash caused a big traffic back up. >>> they released the new surveillance cameras. this is video of new cameras installed in the corridor in 2008. the a.c.l.u. opposes it and said the
panetta still has confidence for john allan to lead in florida. leon panetta is currently in australia for a defense summit. leon panetta addressed the scandal that led to the resignation of director general david petraeus. >> nobody should lead to any consolation here. general allan is doing an excellent job in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued forces to lead our forces and to continue the fight. >> the inspector general is currently investigating the exchanges between the two. one described them as flirt tares but somebody else compared them to phone sex. >>> and nancy pelosi is expected to announce whether she will hold her current leadership post or step town. they hope he had they could step up since last week's election. if the 72-year-old pelosi gives up her leadership post she will continue to represent her home district in san francisco. >>> president barack obama has scheduled a news conference for 10:30 our time. this will be his first. he has a dozen ceos including ford. they want his advice on how to avoid this fiscal cliff and spending cuts are set to ta
: and for the first time yesterday, house speaker john boehner indicated republicans might be willing to consider new sources of revenue as part of tax reform and everybody is trying to figure out if that means republicans are now willing to accept some new tax increases as part of a broader deal. reporting live, allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well voter turn out here in california was a lot lower than four years ago. 59% of voters in california passed their ballots this year. back in 2008, the number was over 70% and it was just over half of 70% of registered voters turn out for the election. >>> the protests will mark the one year anniversary of occupied cal which caused clashes between students and campus police. the passage of proposition 30 should be used to lower the situation. >>> the sound of earthquakes have been eliminated and the defending champion came to town last night. the bay beat the quakes final score 3-1 and robby scored 2 goals. the galaxy came onto the western conference finals in salt lake. san jose season is over now and then there is buster posey, the giant's
official. general john allan is now being investigated for exchanging e- mails with the woman involved with general david petraeus. there are 20,000 pages of e- mails between general allan and jill kelly. she is said to receive threatening e-mails from paula broad well. he said he is done nothing wrong. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter and in the meantime they have asked the president and the president has agreed to put his nomination on hold until he has had his hearing. >> he is the commander and that hearing has now been put on hold. >>> overnight, the fbi searched the north carolina home of paula prod well. again, she is a woman who is a fair with general david petraeus throat his resignation. agents cared out as you can see several cardboard objections. >>> they are looking into ways to a void the physical cliff. ultimately lawmakers will be keeping us from going over this fiscal cliff and they have to take action before january 5th. >>> we have several problems this morning. >>> that is right, we have a problem on highway 4 we have been talking about an
-mails with general john allan. she is an honorary council but that's not an official post an it does not have any special legal privileges. >>> president barack obama will hold his first conference since being reelected. the many questions reporters want the president to answer. >>> nancy pelosi is going to announce whether she will hold her post or step town. they had hoped to hold their spot and democrats had less than what they needed. if she continues to hold her post she would still continue to be a congresswoman in san francisco. >>> they are about to bane protest this morning -- about to bin a protest this morning. they are vote on raising fees for fraud wait students but they plan on voting on a separate plan to increase tuition for next year. governor brown will talk about prop 30 and the measure is supposed to save the college system $250 million. >>> well the school district has new claims for handling child a pews. it come -- child abuse. this comes from christian who accuses the school district who said they ignored her claims of being sexually abused by two former teachers. all staf
. he would replace general john allen. allen was supposed to be pro momentsed to supreme allied commander in europe, but that's on hold right now. after questionable e-mails between allen and a woman in florida were discovered, it was part after investigation that led to the resignation of david petraeus, as ahead of the cia, because of an affair. >>> it is 7:09. breaking news, sal will tell us about it. >> reporter: i have two breakers. one is a house fire in san francisco. news chopper 2 is over this house fire, near the 101/260 interchange in san francisco. and just knowing a little bit about the area, this is an area where there have been plenty of house fires in the last year or two. it's kind of peculiar. firefighters say once portable heaters come in winter, these things happen more often. botwel street is closeed. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza, westbound 25 to 30 minutes delay before you make it on to the bridge, unless you are using the car pool lanes. pleasant hill, traffic is moving along well, just getting word of an overturned scribing in fremont, southbound
and glen canyon park. they are -- there are plans for trail reconstruction and golden gate and john mclaren park. >>> 7:21. well, temperatures are -- it's kind of chilly out there. grab a coat if you learn this morning because a storm is getting closer. that will give you a taste of what's on our way. mark's here. he will tell you where the winds are picking and when we'll get rain. >>> an apology to a woman sexually abused after controversial language was written in a defense filing. >>> good morning. northbound and southbound 101 in san francisco looking good. but we have problems in the east bay and also in the south bay to tell you about. >>> 7:24. an hour from now, a southern california man is due in court accused of the stabbing death of a retired high school teacher in -- retired school teacher in hercules. darnell washington, 24 years old, faces nine counts in connection with the murder of 55-year-old susie koe. washington is expected to enter a plea. he's accused of killing her at a carjacking at her home last month. prosecutors say this capped off a crime spree that began wi
. it helps so much. >> that was john fowler reporting in vallejo. >> the owners of a bus company are facing federal charges of tax fraud. the three owners of quality assurance travel were charged earlier this week according to the u.s. department of justice. the indictment alleges the company reported check payments on its corporate tax returns but didn't report cash payments. >> city and state leaders within on hand to break ground on a new freeway project in the south bay. the project to overhaul the interstate 280-880 interchange. crews will widen the onramp from southbound 880 and later build a directling to the valley fair shopping center. a fly over ramp is scheduled to be complete by next summer. >> intell has launched a new more powerful chip that uses less energy. the new chip offers twice the power but uses 8% less energy while in use. intel says the chip is more reliable. the new product release didn't seem to help their stock. shares actually slipped today to close just under $21 per share. >> the santa clara district attorney's office is warning people to beware of superstorm s
a dime more in taxes. i'm not going to do that." earlier, house speaker john boehner told reporters that allowing tax cuts for the wealthy to expire at the end of the year would be harmful to the economy. "the congressional budget office released a report that the most harmful consequences of the fiscal cliff come from increasing tax rates, and according to ernst and young, raising the top rates would destroy nearly 700,000 jobs in our country." the fiscal cliff is the result of the unresolved debt ceiling debate a year-and-a-half ago: $110 billion in spending cuts - half of it defense-related. it's also a list of tax breaks about to expire that includes: the bush tax cuts, the alternative minimum tax, reduced payroll tax, and the federal unemployment benefit extension. some believe that negotiations come so soon after the election that it may put pressure on republicans to compromise. "it's going to be a disaster if it doesn't get done, and the blame will be on them. they have to compromise - something they didn't do in the last session." when pressed for details as to what ground
, house speaker john boehner said that congress has ways to avert the fiscal crisis, but rewriting the tax code in two or three weeks is not one of them. lawmakers have until midnight on new year's eve to reach an agreement. the first round of meetings begins today. hurricane sandy's power-packed winds swept away sales momentum in the retail sector, especially in the car industry. prior to the storm, retail sales were edging higher. the month of september was revised up 1.3% from 1.1%. but after sandy, overall, retail sales slid .3% in october, the first dip in 3 months. automaker sales plunged 1.5%, the larget drop since august of 2011. car makers blame the storm for sluggish sales and predict a rebound in november. the national automobile dealer'' association is standing by its prediction that as many as a quarter of a million vehicles suffered damage from superstorm sandy. and as our cover story explains, many of them could be resold at auction and wind up on used car lots from coast-to- coast. the national automobile dealer'' association says despite fewer than 40,000 claims filed in t
moment. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner indicated a new willingness to work with the president. >> we want you to succeed. let's challenge ourselves to find the common ground that has eluded us. let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> reporter: but can the speaker make deals with the white house and still satisfy tea party republicans. >> i'm not sure i see that changing over the next few years. >> reporter: usf political analyst, david latterman says republicans are at a cross roads. either continue to stone call -- >> or do they get the message that a lot of people don't want that, and there is room for compromise, and they do come to some accommodation on a couple things. >> reporter: diana feinstein says there's hope. >> we have to find some ways to use that word, which some are disdainful of berks you which i see in an enormously confident sense, and that word is compromise. >> this isn't something that i'm going drawing lining in the sand. he's not going to draw any lines in the sand, i don't believe. >> reporter: compromise ma
fiscal cliff. and john boehner will hold his own news conference. that begins at 8:00. he's expected to lay out the republican position on avoiding this fiscal cliff. boehner says he is the most reasonable guy in washington and he believes he can find common ground with the president. >>> they're still counting votes from tuesday's election but mitt romney's top campaign official is saying president obama will win florida. president obama leads mitt romney in florida, 49.9% to 49.3%. the romney campaigns says it expects the president's lead to get bilgier as more of the votes are counted. president obama was reelected without florida's 29 electoral college votes. >>> back over to sal who's checking in on the south bay right now. >> that's right and in the southeast bay we've had rain and just some drizzle and we can see it on this picture i'm going to show you, 237 is a little bit wet there and as rosemary had said a cell moved through and you could give yourself extra time. one of the biggest things that gets people in trouble is stopping distance, you're driving along, something ha
congressional budget office says ignoring this fiscal crisis could throw merck back into a recession. john boehner called on the president to lead. >> this is his moment to engage the congress and work towards a solution that can pass both chambers. >> reporter: for the first time there looks to be signs of cooperation. a willingness to negotiate to find a solution. >> i'm not weighted to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> reporter: the president invited congressional leaders of both parties to begin working on a plan. any balanced plan to reduce the deficit must ask the wealthiest of americans to pay more. in washington, jacqueline fell, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> a week ago a lot of people probably didn't know about the fiscal cliff. since the election it seems there are reports about it everywhere. rob roth tells us that seems to be creating a ground swell for action. you talked to a congresswoman about that this today. >> reporter: right. we're standing on 3rd avenue made up of mostly mom and pop shops just like main street usa. folks here say they
, congressman van hollen, john boehner offered a compromise this week and he said, yes, i'm willing to put more revenue on the table, but, through closing deductions and ending loopholes, not through raising rates. can you accept a compromise as part of this whole deal, that doesn't raise the bush tax rate on the wealthy? >> well, here's the issue. how much revenue are we going to generate as part of the balanced package and i take my lead from simpson-bowles in their framework and they assume the amount of revenue as if you started tax reform from a 39% rate. that is part of their built-in assumption and i'm all for doing tax reform. the issue is, from what starting point. and i think the simpson-bowles starting point, which assumes that revenue from 39%, is the right way to go to get the next they got in hitting the deficit reduction target and if what speaker boehner was saying, he is truly willing to get what we consider congressional budget office scorable revenue, then we can begin to work with one another. if what we are simply saying is what republicans used to say, we will lower rates
of the house john boehner discussed the issue. gop leaders made it clear they will not support an increase in the tax rate for any american, including top earners. >> we are willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. what matters is where the increase comes from and what type of reform comes with it. >> budget for the pentagon and other programs will be slashed next year. republicans and democrats said they will try to avoid that at all costs. we found while it could spell financial disaster, many people don't know what the fiscal cliff means to them. ktvu's tom vacar is live with how the outcome could effect all of us. >> reporter: the railroad is upgrading the tracks. but we are near the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: do you know what the fiscal cliff is? >> i don't. >> reporter: do you know what the fiscal cliff is? >> the fiscal cliff? no. i haven't heard of that. >> i haven't a clue what a fiscal cliff is. >> never heard of that term. >> reporter: you will and soon. >> enormous changes that are scheduled to happen around new year's day. >> the president and congress passed
. health and science editor john fowler ktvu channel 2 news. [ music playing ] >>> live storm tracker 2, we see the showers and you can see in the mountains, the purple up here here, snow falling around the foothills. heavy snow and it is coming down to 3,000 feet in the next few hour. closer now. you will see the rain moving into san jose right now. the san francisco commute. we are seeing shower activity south towards san jose. it is light right now. half moon bay, showers up there as well. this scattered showers activity, this area, this area, west side of san jose swings through the bay area. more untable weather. cool air. -- unstable weather. cool air. expecting snow level down to 3500 feet. it is a cold one and not going away. i will have more details in a few minutes. >> coming up, we will take you up to the sierra where it is snowing right now. one news crew says they got stuck today because of the snow. we will hear from them in 9 minutes. >>> student protest wrapped up at university of california at berkeley today. they want tuition cut now that prop 30 passed. ktvu's sal castane
. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner reiterating his plan. the speaker saying he's unwilling to raise taxes but is open to new revenue by eliminating some tax deductions and loopholes. >> by lowering rates and cleaning up the tax code we know we're going to get more economic growth. it'll bring jobs back to america. it'll bring more revenue. >> reporter: with their starting points for negotiations defined both parties agree a deal must be reached or the economy will fall back into recession. >> i was encouraged to hear speaker boehner agree that tax and revenue is a priority. >> reporter: in washington, nicole collins fox news. >>> more details on that so called fiscal cliff. without action bush era tax cuts would end. including the child tax credit and earned income tax credit. billions of the dollars in automatic spending cuts would kick in including money for education, food inspections and air travel safety. >>> the dow industrials closed up four points the nasdaq gained nine. but for the week, both of those indexes ended more than 2% lower. >>> the unexpected resignation of cia direct
an end to what they describe as police violence. as ktvu's john sasaki tells us that the marchers included union members that are threaten strong action if it their calls are not heard. >> reporter: hundreds of people started their afternoon outside of oakland city hall protesting police brutality. >> we're not going to go away and just take this laying down. >> reporter: it was all in the name of 1- year-old alan blueford who was hit is-shot and killed by an oakland police officer last may. >> opd has systematic problems that they refuse to address and we're beyond the point that we need to address the issues. the blueford family and their supporters have held similar rallies, but today they had support from unions, including longshoremen. >> those were the kind of actions that the labor movement needs to take to put an end to this kind of police broughtality. it's happening too often. >> reporter: the protesters marched throughout oakland. >> alan was the light in this world. am was a good boy. >> reporter: alan blueford's mother led the way. >> we want justice for our son.
creator john mcafee continues to evade police, while he continues to say he is innocent of murder. mcafee is on the run. following an earlier interview with "wired" magazine we told you about here at 5:00. mcafee told the associated press he is staying with a young woman in belize but has been changing residences frequently. he also said that his neighbor was an annoyian, but denies killing him. >> >> >>> a group of nudists march through san francisco to file a lawsuit against the board of supervisors the lawsuit is asking a federal court to stop the board from passing an ordinance to ban nudity in the city. the attorney representing the group said the ban is too broad and infringing on a 1st amendment right of nudists. if approved. violators will be fined $100 for the first offense >> for the first time in eight months, president obama held a solo news conference. he said priority number one is to grow the economy and create jobs. >> as i have said before, i'm open to compromise and i'm open to new ideas. i have been encouraged to hear republican after republican agree on the need fr
john marsh alerts us to some numbers. 19,374. the number of armed prohibited persons in california who in all have an estimated 34,000 guns. and as of last month the california doj says more than 2,700 of these individuals live in the bay area. this east bay residence who lives a few doors down from where agents confiscated this ammunition is happy with the plan. they have a list of people prohibited to carry guns. convicted felons, domestic offenders, and mentally ill people. >> reporter: baldwin park virginia, february 26, 2008. roy perez shoots and kills his mother and two others including a 4-year-old. he later pled guilty to the murder charges. four years earlier, police say perez bought the gun he used in the killings legally because he had a history of mental health issues authorities said at the time of the murders, his name was in the data base of people who's gun should have been taken away it never was. according to statistics provided by california d.o.j. about 75% of the prohibited persons they're looking for are those with mental health disorders. >> you could find someth
, republican house speaker john boehner will hold his own news conference. he's expected to tell us the republican position on avoiding the fiscal cliff. boehner says he's the most reasonable guy in washington and believes he can find common ground with the president. >>> they are still counting votes in florida from tuesday's election, but mitt romney's campaign advisor says president obama are will win the state. the romney campaign in florida says it only expects the president's lead in the state to grow as more ballots are counted. president obama of course won the election without florida's 29 electoral votes. >>> time 5:07. we have rain and wet roads and sal we have crashes. i don't think you're going to have friday light today. >> i'm still hoping but i think you might be right dave and pam. you should be especially careful on your way to work today. a ktvu photographer actually took some video of someone driving in the rain and this photographer, our photographer was driving out actually early, pounding rain on 880 a few hours ago. chp warns there are shrieky slick -- slick
into effect next year. >> a man from chicago gets a big reward after helping victims of sandy. john turner who owning a water removal business is helping clean up homes when he hit the lottery. he bought a scratch erratickest worth $70,000 after taxes. even though he hit it big he kept helping victims of the storm. he is planning on investing some of the money into his business, giving to his church and to others in need. >> a sacramento man who is set to loose his job is also celebrating a big change in his luck. he matched five numbers in the october 30th mega millions drawing and he just claimed the prize this week. it's worth more than $250,000. he works at campbell soup plant in sacramento which is scheduled to close next year. he said he will use the money to pay off bills and invest the rest. >> a couple football games in the bay area, cal and stanford playing at home. cal is a night game so maybe pull out the jackets for all the cal fans. >> yes. maybe even the winter jacket. it'll be chilly. this morning a cold start. we are dealing 30s and 40s around the area. a frost advisory
giant >>> tonight the excentric john mcafee told wire.com that he had nothing to do with the death of his neighbor in belize. police call mcafee a person of interest in the killing of a 52- year-old builder from florida. he was found shot to death yesterday. last week that building had filed a complaint claiming that mcafee had fired off guns. mcafee tonight says he is in hiding and will not talk to police in belize willingly because he says he's afraid they will kill him. >>> ktvu's noelle walker takes us on a historic tour to places not seen by the public in more than 50 years. >>> coit tower is iconic san francisco. it's a look out where tourists look out ward but few take the time to look inward. >> it's a little like getting part of my father back. >> reporter: lilly is granddaughter of coit who donated to build the tower. >> so here i am at age 11. >> reporter: ruth gottstein's father was one of coit tower principal tower. he painted himself in the library and importallized his daughter. >> do you see yourself in there? >> yeah. >> reporter: so we're heading to the second flo
from taking over -- john j. hunter it from taking overles pulpit. he was investigated for his -- over the pulpit. he was investigated for taxes and credit card. >>> a woman's wheelchair vehicles were stolen. they were stolen from had front of her home last week. one car is a 1999 gold dodge caravan. the license plate number is 1698 vdp. the other car is a crv honda. both vehicles have more than $28,000 in modifications. if you have any information, call menlo park police. >>> vallejo police are investigating an armed robbery at a pool hall. police say two men went into the pool hall on solano avenue around 1:30 on saturday morning. they were armed with guns and robbed people of their personal belongings. no one was hurt. >>> much of venice, italy, believe it or not, is flooded. the city's high tide mark is at its 6th highest level in 150 years. 70% of central venice is under yachter -- is underwater. in tuscany, 200 people have been investigated. >>> zy reason -- ski season back here at home, just starting. this morning, chains are required from ny. ka to borriel, which,by the way, op
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